Dataset for polyphonic sound event detection tasks in urban soundscapes: The synthetic polyphonic ambient sound source (SPASS) dataset

Viveros-Munoz, Rhoddy; Huijse, Pablo; Vargas, Victor; Espejo, Diego; Poblete, Victor; Arenas, Jorge P.; Vernier, Matthieu; Vergara, Diego; Suarez, Enrique


This paper presents the Synthetic Polyphonic Ambient Sound Source (SPASS) dataset, a publicly available synthetic polyphonic audio dataset. SPASS was designed to train deep neural networks effectively for polyphonic sound event detection (PSED) in urban soundscapes. SPASS contains synthetic recordings from five virtual environments: park, square, street, market, and waterfront. The data collection process consisted of the curation of different monophonic sound sources following a hierarchical class taxonomy, the configuration of the virtual environments with the RAVEN software library, the generation of all stimuli, and the processing of this data to create synthetic recordings of polyphonic sound events with their associated metadata. The dataset contains 50 0 0 audio clips per environment, i.e., 25,0 0 0 stimuli of 10 s each, virtually recorded at a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz. This effort is part of the project "Integrated System for the Analysis of Environmental Sound Sources: FuSA System" in the city of Valdivia, Chile, which aims to develop a system for detecting and classifying environmental sound sources through deep Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models. (c) 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( )

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:001141504500001 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: DATA IN BRIEF
Volumen: 50
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2023


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